Earlier this year we heard about Lernstift, a concept for a pen that helps kids spell and write correctly by vibrating to point out mistakes. The folks behind this promising invention have now launched a fundraiser on Kickstarter.
Inventor Falk Wolsky and his better half Mandy, a child care worker, were inspired to make the Lernstift (“Learning pen” in German) after seeing their son struggle with writing. They came up with a prototype that detects “writing movements” and alerts the user if he makes a mistake.
Some say that doctors have the most atrocious writing. I think that anyone who has to write day-in and day-out will try and optimize their hand strokes to the bare minimum, which is what a lot of doctors do, with their squiggly writing.
The latest Nintendo DS game to hit the streets in Japan isn’t some exciting new Mario or Metroid game. Nope, it’s Bimoji Training — the game that teaches you how to draw calligraphic lettering (in Japanese, of course).
Also known as Beautiful Letter Training, the game trains you in the proper creation of Kanji and Kana characters.
I’ve seen plenty of devices that let you record digital notes, but all of the ones I know of require either special paper, special ink or a special pad. The IOGEAR Wireless Digital Scribe (GPEN200N) is the device I’ve come across that can capture handwriting from any surface.
The device is comprised of a small wireless receiver that clips onto any notepad, along with a special digital pen that takes ordinary ink cartridges.
At this week’s Macworld conference, Axiotron is showing off its new Mac-based tablet computer, the ModBook. The ModBook is an aftermarket hardware modification kit that transforms Apple’s MacBook portable into the world’s first Mac tablet computer.
The ModBook features a WACOM pressure-sensitive digitizer, allowing artists to draw directly on its 13.3-inch
I’ve seen a number of paper-to-digital note recorders over the years, but this is the first time I’ve come across one that can actually recognize multiple ink colors. The LaPazz D-Note DNA500 from UC-Logic is a small notepad that records your handwritten notes on the computer, and can automatically recognize blue, red and black ink colors (special pens are required for this feature) when storing digital versions of your notes.
The D-Note can record from A5 (148mm